AMMAN – Major highways in the Kingdom were blocked by snow and frost formation before midnight Wednesday, according to the Public Security Department.

The PSD said in a statement most of Amman streets were blocked by snow, including those in Khilda, Tlaa Al Ali, Sweileh, Dabouq, University of Jordan, Dahiat Al Rashid, Abu Nuseir and Shafa Badran. It also said down town and most of Jabal Amman areas are closed or partially opened.

In other parts of the country, similar conditions were prevailing in Jerash, Ajloun, Tafileh, Madaba, Balqa, Karak, Petra and the Desert Highway, the statement, carried by Petra news agency said.

The northern governorate of Irbid is witnessing snowfall in certain hilly areas, as well as heavy rains in others.

Also the Red Sea city of Aqaba and the Badia regions are witnessing heavy rainfall, according to the PSD.